Weybridge clerk poised to plead guilty
Former longtime Weybridge town clerk and treasurer Karen Brisson has been charged federally with embezzling money from the town and has reached a plea agreement offered by federal prosecutors, according records filed in U.S. District Court in Vermont.
Brisson, who prosecutors say stole $400,000 from the town between 2006 and 2012, stands charged of a single federal count that carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in jail.
But under the terms of a plea agreement signed by Brisson and federal prosecutors, the former clerk would be sentenced at the “low end of the sentencing guidelines” and she would receive credit for timely acceptance of responsibility.
The terms of the deal also dictate that Brisson, who served as clerk for 26 years, pay back $400,000 in restitution.
No date has been set for a change of plea hearing.